Currency: Vietnamese dong
Visas: Click here to see if you need a visa to travel to Vietnam.
Dialing Code: +84
Time Zone: (GMT+07:00)
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Ash has been used for cooking in South East Asia for hundreds of years, and gives these trout fillets a mouthwatering, smoky finish.
This hot pot is a rich broth with blood soup, vegetables, chicken and lime leaves. Not for the faint hearted, it rewards the curious eater.
Cơm lam, "bamboo cooked rice" is is formed by pressing wet rice, salt and sesame into bamboo tubes. It has a distinct, earthy flavour and is the perfect accompaniment to spiced chicken or boar.
Bun Mam is a spicy, sour seafood broth with shrimp, squid, eggplant and fish, with sprouts, cilantro, mint, and jalapeños. Invigorating and warming, it's the perfect dish for when the temperature drops.